FORMS for other platforms
As some 3000
sites move interfaces and applications to other platforms, the
nuances of MPE/iX sometimes present a challenge to share with other
systems. VPlus FORMS files, for example, are a unique 3000 component
that are easy to list out but harder to push onto systems such as
have emerged to bring FORMS work onto other screens. ScreenJets
tools have provided an AcuBench development environment migration
option since 2002 to put VPlus interfaces to work on the many systems
Acucorps AcuBench supports. Another tool can work to put the
FORMS onto non-3000 systems through Java and XML files. The InterNet
Agencys ANSI Studio can provide an IBM-familiar target for
FORMS files, according to the Agencys Chris Thompson:
ANSI Studio Workbench may help to meet this requirement. Based on
Eclipse, it provides not only the forms file information but also
VPLUS application migration tooling. I imagine that the IBM people
will recognize and be comfortable with the underlying Eclipse
platform, since it is the basis of many of their current application
and middleware products.
information on the ANSI Studio is at the-internet-agency.com/adbcwebix/ansi-studio.htm.
ScreenJets VPlus migration tool suite is outlined at the
company's Web site.